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Marlene L. Donofrio  

Marlene L. Donofrio

June 27, 1947 – October 16, 2014

Marlene L. Donofrio, age 67, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

A native Delawarean, Marlene was born in Wilmington on June 27, 1947 and was a daughter of Albert A. Donofrio and Margaret T. Marchello Donofrio. After graduating from William Penn High School, she began working for NVF. Marlene later accepted a position with MBNA where she made her career in data entry. She retired after 20 years of dedicated service. She also enjoyed working in the player’s club at Delaware Park.

Marlene was an exceptional cook and loved experimenting in the kitchen and watching cooking shows on television. She enjoyed traveling and loved cruising with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time at her beach house in Bethany and looked forward to hosting her friends several times a year. As a country and western music fan, everyone knew she loved Randy Travis. She was happiest in the company of her beloved family, her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, whom she spoiled often and loved with all her heart. Marlene cherished being called Aunt Marlene. She will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert, Sr. Marlene is survived by her mother, Margaret with whom she resided; sister, Peggy Reazor; brother, Albert Donofrio and wife Peggy; nephews, James Reazor and wife Jenny, BJ Reazor and Jason Reazor and wife Susie; nieces, Jeanie Donofrio and partner David Everett and Janis Donofrio; great nephews, Gavin and Owen ; great nieces, Brynn , Gianne and Angelina.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

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  1. Gaile Smith, October 19, 2014

    Sending kind thoughts and prayers for the family.

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    • Peggy & Al, October 22, 2014

      Thanks to you and Thumper for being there for us.

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  2. Margie Johnson, October 19, 2014

    Peggy I am so sorry to hear about Marlene. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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    • Peggy, November 18, 2014

      Thanks Marge. Yes we sure didn’t expect this. Just shows us our time here is limited. It’s good to get back with old friends. Your being around was helpful.

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  3. Fran Cyr, October 21, 2014

    Peggy and family,
    I am so sorry that Marlene passed. So happy that she shared her time with me she really meant a lot to me and we had some great times together while working at MBNA that I will always cherish. She was so lucky to have you as her sister and loved you very much.

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    • Peggy, November 18, 2014

      Thanks Fran. That is so good to hear. Seems like you always feel like you could have done more. I really do miss her. I do feel like she did a lot of what she wanted to do and had some wonderful friends. Small consolation, but I’ll take it.

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  4. Frances Clark, October 21, 2014

    We so much enjoyed knowing Marlene. She was a sweet and kind soul. We enjoyed her famous pound cakes on numerous occasions. What a wonderful person she was. She will be sadly missed. May God grant comfort to the family at this time.
    Love and prayers,
    Frances Clark and June Clark Kresge

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    • Peggy, November 18, 2014

      Thank you so much. I remember Marlene talking about you. She loved your family. It was a long time ago I know. She didn’t get around very easily the last several years. Didn’t make many pound cakes. I know she would delight in knowing that you remember her in such a warm and loving way.

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  5. Bud & Linda Clark, October 21, 2014

    So sorry about Marlene. She was a long time friend. Work commitments prevented us from making it to the service, but you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    • Peggy, November 18, 2014

      Thanks Buddy and Linda. I know it was hard having it all in one day, but better for mom. You were such good friends when Marlene needed you most. I know that, and appreciate it. I’ll be talking to you soon.

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  6. Deanna Fitzpatrick, October 21, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. I used to work with her at MBNA and she was always kind to everyone. Sending hugs to the family.

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    • Peggy, November 18, 2014

      Thank you.

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  7. Jasmine Willis, October 25, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

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  8. Bob Prylucki, November 5, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. I just heard the news yesterday. I enjoyed working with Marlene at Delaware Park. She had a great sense of humor and was a kind and caring person. She often spoke of her family and I know she will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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